breakfast pizza

breakfast pizza

Categories: Breads, Pizza, Tarts, Eggs, Posted by Sandy Bergsten


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

6 slices bacon

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded, (2 cups)

1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated, (1/2 cup)

4 ounces small-curd cottage cheese, (1/2 cup)

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

salt and pepper

1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

1 pound store-bought pizza dough, (room temperature)

6 large eggs

2 scallions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons minced fresh chives



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with 1 tablespoon oil.

Cook the bacon until crisp, transfer to paper towel-lined plate, crumble the bacon.

Combine the mozzarella and Parmesan in bowl; set aside.

Combine the cottage cheese, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon oil in separate bowl; set aside.

Divide the room temperature dough into six equal balls.

Roll each ball out into a eighth of inch round. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet (note that the dough will shrink up a bit).

Brush edges of dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

Bake the dough until top appears dry and bottom is just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

Remove the crusts from oven.

Spread the cottage cheese mixture evenly over top, leaving ½ inch border around edges.

Sprinkle the cooked and crumbled bacon evenly over cottage cheese mixture.

Sprinkle the mozzarella mixture evenly over pizza, leaving ¼ inch border. Create small wells in the cheese, each about 3 inches in diameter.

Crack 1 egg into each well, then season each with salt and pepper.

Carefully return the pizza to the 450 degree oven and bake until crust is light golden around edges and eggs are just set, 9 to 10 minutes for slightly runny yolks or 11 to 12 minutes for soft-cooked yolks, rotating sheet halfway through baking. (Take care to check the bottom of the pizzas so that they do not burn. If it looks like the bottoms are getting too brown and the eggs are underdone, turn off the oven and turn on the broiler and carefully monitor until the eggs are set.)

Transfer the pizzas to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with scallions and chives and serve immediately.


Makes 6

Note that an hour or two ahead of time the bacon can be cooked, the cottage cheese mixture can be combined, the cheeses can be tossed, and the pizza crusts can be precooked. Right before serving preheat the oven to 450 degrees and assemble the pizzas, cook accordingly.

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